The Art Preview and Award Presentation
A juried fine Arts competition, a one of its kind, nonprofit cultural initiative.
Following the jury selection, the exhibition will showcase Palestine finest contemporary artists.
CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART brings together 45 professional artists and 11 amateur artists in a juried competition with Award and Prizes and will continues with a month-long exhibition showcasing the finest contemporary artists from Palestine and its Diaspora.
CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART’s mission is two-fold, one to give Palestinian artists throughout the world, a regional venue to compete, show their work and to be part of a highly mediatized event to give them maximum exposure, the second objective is to work in partnership with the Welfare Association contribute to its endeavors to improve the lives of Palestinians.
This initiative does this in two ways, offering Palestinian creativity a forum, and raising funding for the WELFARE ASSOCIATION, which in return will be used by the association for the promotion of culture and art in the occupied territories.
CREATIVE PALESTINIAN ART is not only an exciting opportunity for Palestinian artists and its Diaspora to present their work to a new audience but also represents a platform for their voices to find expression through their art.
This initiative is a very important one. Palestinian artists in the Diaspora have participated in the growth of the Middle East art scene, but that opportunity has so far been denied those living in the West Bank and Gaza. By bringing together such a number of artists and by engaging them in the regional scene this competition has provided them a platform.
The selection is diverse and an expression of pathos, anger, humor, hope and, most importantly, great potential ,and it is for most of them, their first international exhibition.
The works in exhibition are varied, thought provoking, touching and raw and come as an effort to clarify the artist’s vision, especially at this time where the harassment is a daily experience for the Palestinian people and they reveal together a message of Hope.
The UAE-based jury is comprised of leading figures in the Arts, and Art Sawa is grateful to the individuals for their participation in the jury
Special thanks to all our sponsors and supporters who helped make this competition and exhibition a reality including Arabtec; CCC; Platinum Sponsors Abraaj Capital, A.M Qattan Foundation, Invest Bank, Shuaa Capital, Projacs, Khatib and Alami; Gold Sponsor AGMC; Aramex (logistics support); Wehbe Insurance Services (insurance); and MINI Middle East (shuttle service during exhibition). Media partners are Contemporary Practices Magazine; Canvas Magazine.
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